The southbound lanes of Interstate 275 have reopened at 54th Avenue South in Pinellas County following a wrong-way crash Friday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
The accident occured at 3:34 a.m. Friday when a 2005 Ford 4-door traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the Skyway Bridge collided nearly head-on with a 2000 GMC pickup near the 8 mile post.
The driver of the Ford sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene of the crash, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. She was identified as Shontel Nicole Chase, 29, of New Port Richey.
The driver of the pickup, identified as a 55-year-old Palmetto resident, was transported to an area hospital. He was listed in critical condition.